Wireless Communications Technology Glossary

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Some terminology may differ depending on the industry.

AC = Alternating Current

ACPR = Adjacent Channel Power Ratio

ADC = Analog to Digital Converter

AFEM = Antenna Front End Module

AM = Amplitude Modulation

AMP = Amplifier

ANT = Antenna

APT = Average Power Tracking or Asia Pacific Telecommunity

ASM = Antenna Switch Module

BBU= Baseband Unit

BF = Beam Forming

BPF = Band Pass Filter

BPSK = Binary Phase Shift Keying

BTS = Base Transceiver Station

CMCC = China Mobile Communications Corporation

CMOS = Complementary Metal Oxide Semiconductor

C-RAN = Cloud Radio Access Network

CP = Cyclic Prefix

DAC = Digital to Analog Converter

dB = DeciBell

DBS = Digital Broadcast Satellite

DC = Direct Current

DDS = Digital Direct Synthesizer, refers to frequency synthesizer

DEMOD = Demodulator

DFS = Direct Frequency Synthesizer

DR = Dynamic Range

DUT = Device Under Test

EIRP = Effective Isotropic Radiated Power

eMMB = enhanced Mobile BroadBand

eNB = e-Node B

ENOB = Effective Number of Bits, refers to data converters ADC and DAC

EVM = Error Vector Magnitude

FM = Frequency Modulation

FNBW = Full Null BeamWidth

FOM = Figure of Merit

FS = Full Scale, refers to data converters ADC and DAC

FW = Firmware

GaAs = Gallium Arsenide

GaN = Gallium Nitride

GMSK = Gaussian Minimum Shift Keying

GNSS = Global Navigation Satellite Systems

GSM = Global System for Mobile Communications

HE = High Efficiency

HPBW = Half Power BeamWidth

HT = High Throughput

HW = Hardware

IF = Intermediate Frequency

IIP2 = Input refered 2nd order Intercept Point

IIP3 = Input refered 3rd order Intercept Point

IL = Insertion Loss

IM2 = 2nd order InterModulation

IM3 = 3rd order InterModulation

IRR = Image Rejection Ratio

ITU = International Telecommunication Union

KCL = Kirchhoff Current Law

KVL = Kirchhoff Voltage Law

LNA = Low Noise Amplifier

LDPC = Low Density Parity Check

LO = Local Oscillator

LPF = Low Pass Filter

MDS = Minimum Detectable Signal

MIMO = Multiple Input Multiple Output

Mix = Mixer

mmW = Milimeter Wave

MOD = Modulator

MODEM = Modulator and Demodulator

MU-MIMO = Multi User MIMO

MW = MicroWave

NF = Noise Figure

OIP2 = Output referred 2nd order Intercept Point

OIP3 = Output referred 3rd order Intercept Point

OSR = Over Sampling Ratio

P1dB = Power 1dB compression point

PA = Power Amplifier

PAR = Peak Power to Average Ratio

PN = Pseudorandom Noise

PVT = Process,Voltage, Temperature

QAM = Quadrature Amplitude Modulation

QPSK = Quadrature Phase Shift Keying

RF = Radio Frequency

RNC = Radio Network Controller

RL = Return Loss

rms = root mean square

RRH = Remote Radio Head

Rx = Receiver

SAR = Specific Absorption Rate

SAS = Statistical Analysis SW/System

Sens = Sensitivity

SFDR = Spurious Free Dynamic Range

SiGe = Silicon Germanium

SINR = Signal to Interference plus Noise Ratio

SINAD = Signal to Noise and Distortion Ratio

SISO = Single Input Single Output

SLL = Side Lobe Level

SNR = Signal to Noise Ratio

STB = Set Top Box

SU-MIMO = Single User MIMO

SW = Software

TF =Training Field

TIS = Total Isotropic Sensitivity

TL = Transmission Line

TRP = Total Radiated Power

TRx = Transceiver (Transmitter + Receiver)

TTI = Transmission Time Interval

TV = Television

Tx = Transmitter

URLLC = Ultra Reliable Low Latency Communication

VHT = Very High Throughput

WRC = World Radiocommunication Conference

ZIF = Zero Intermediate Frequency